In an exciting fight, Belfast’s Carl Frampton climbed from the canvas twice to win a comprehensive decision over Alejandro González Jr. at the Don Haskins Centre in El Paso, Texas.
The Premier Boxing Champions fight was shown terrestrially on both sides of the Atlantic to an audience of millions and Frampton is sure to have won himself a lot of new fans with what was an exciting, if imperfect, performance.
Here’s what ‘The Jackal’ and his team had to say after the fight:
Wow! That was exciting. Thank you all for the support! pic.twitter.com/vaxvFP6CEm
— Carl Frampton (@RealCFrampton) July 18, 2015
Proud of my best mate @RealCFrampton. Not his best performance but he adjusted his game plan & won the fight.
— Shane McGuigan (@McGuigans_Gym) July 18, 2015
— Conrad Cummings (@ChampCummings) July 18, 2015
Frampton’s friend and #1 fan gave great support throughout and after.
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) July 18, 2015
Frampton also won himself some big-name fans
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) July 18, 2015
Others noted the surprising quality of Alejandro González Jr.
frampton is a good fighter.. Everyone just under estimated Gonzalez!
— Eddie Chambers (@Champfasteddie) July 18, 2015
After a rough 1st, Frampton controlled the fight more and more. But stylistically and physically, Gonzalez Jr troubled him #boxing
— Steve Kim (@steveucnlive) July 18, 2015
Some however were left unimpressed.
1992 Olympic silver medalist, Wayne McCullough, did not like Frampton partly attributing him imperfect performance to the soft ring and trouble making weight
— Wayne McCullough (@WayneMcCullough) July 18, 2015
Guillermo Rigondeaux’s manager, Gary Hyde of Cork, was scathing
— Gary Hyde (@nowhere2hyde) July 18, 2015
A personal favourite from the non-boxing community
Well done Mr Frampton. I used 2 box myself. 4 a club on Shankill Rd. Just saying. Kept getting my glasses broken. Oiche mhaithxoxozzzzzzxoxo
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) July 18, 2015